Adult Classes

Jacob's Ladder Book Themed "Sunflowers for Ukraine"

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Wednesday June 22, 2022

1 PM - 3 PM

at the South Haven Center for the Arts

600 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI 49090

$15 members/ $18 non-members

full or partial scholarship available upon request

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Join instructor Ali Hansen in this 2-hour workshop will make a Jacob’s Ladder book which magically “drops” when held vertically from square to square. We will also make a sleeve. The theme is “Sunflowers for Ukraine”. We will add streamers and flowers to pay a nod to the floral headdresses Ukrainian women wear to celebrate spring and for weddings. Base colors will be yellow and blue per the Ukrainian flag, and we will decorate the toy with sunflower stamps and stickers per their national flower.

 

Register HERE or by calling (269) 637-1041

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Papermaking and a Look into the Book Arts Workshop

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Tuesday July 12th, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center 

326 W Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

$90 members/ $100 non-members

Price is for both book arts classes on July 12 & July 19 full or partial scholarship available upon request

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In this 3-hour workshop students will create in and tour the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center which is located in downtown Kalamazoo.  This exhibition space and working studio has paper making and letterpress areas with unique equipment and opportunities to learn.  Also in the KBAC facility is a gallery, a bookbinding teaching space and a small store. Students will learn the skills and language needed to create handmade sheets of paper, make a print on one of our letterpresses and learn about the books arts by touring the space.

 

In the paper making part of the workshop students will learn about the materials, fibers and tools need to successfully make paper. They will form sheets and begin to play with colored pulps and inclusions. Instruction will be flexible enough for beginners or more experienced papermakers. Students will complete multiple sheets of paper which can be used in a variety of ways. The paper needs to dry in the KBAC presses but will be available for pick up in South Haven the week after the workshop.  All materials and instruction are provided.

Register  HERE or by calling South Haven Center for the Arts at (269) 637-1041

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Create a Flag Book Workshop

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Tuesday July 19th, 2022

1 PM - 3 PM

at the South Haven Center for the Arts

600 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI 49090

$90 members/ $100 non-members

Price is for both book arts classes on July 12 & July 19 full or partial scholarship available upon request

In this 2-hour workshop students will learn some basic bookbinding skills and create their own decorative flag book.  A flag book is a sculptural artist book based on a simple accordion book. Decorative papers are glued to the sides of the accordion and stick out like flags, thereby giving the book structure it’s name. Not only is this book an interesting and innovative means of creative expression, it is a great structure to display small drawings, collage, photographs, poems and more. If a student has taken the paper making workshop at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, the paper made will be a great decorative addition for the “flags” of the book. All materials and instruction are provided.

Register HERE or by calling South Haven Center for the Arts at (269) 637-1041